Friday, February 5, 2016

02/04/16   Ofc. Connolly

PORTLAND POLICE DEPARTMENT
PEAKS ISLAND
DAILY LOG

 Date: February 04, 2016         Officer Connolly
                                                                                                                                                               
0700 hours:  Shift change.  Reported for duty with FF Lt. Walsh
0730 hours: vehicle maintenance and inspection
0800 hours: met ferry
0820 hours: patrolled island
0945 hours: met ferry
1010 hours: patrolled island
1100 hours: met ferry
1120 hours: patrolled island
1430 hours: met ferry
1440 hours: report of dog in vehicle on Welch St. in distress.  Vehicle was gone upon arrival.
1530 hours: met ferry
1545 hours: special attention to Welch St. lot
1750 hours: met ferry
1930 hours: met ferry
1950 hours: patrolled island
2030 hours: met ferry
2130 hours: met ferry
2150 hours: patrolled island

-Be careful what information you share on social media. Specifically, do not publicly post check-ins to distant locales or respond to invitations to future events that involve all residents of your home – you may be letting the entire world know that your home will be empty and a prime target for a burglary.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

02/03/16   Ofc. Richardson

0700 shift change with Officer Connolly
0800 met ferry
0830 patrolled island with PFD
Checked TEIA
0930 met ferry
1045 met ferry
1215 met ferry
1415 met ferry
1515 met ferry
1630 met ferry
1800 met ferry
1900 patrolled island with PFD
Checked DPW
1915 met ferry
2015 met ferry
2115 met ferry
2230 checked American Legion


Do not store motor fuels or any propane tanks indoors

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

02/02/16   Ofc. Connolly

PORTLAND POLICE DEPARTMENT
PEAKS ISLAND
DAILY LOG

 Date: February 2, 2016         Officer Connolly
                                                                                                                                                               
0700 hours:  Shift change.  Reported for duty with FF Lt. Wallace
0730 hours: vehicle maintenance and inspection
0750 hours: patrolled island
0800 hours: met ferry
0945 hours: met ferry
1000 hours: served protection order paperwork
1020 hours: patrolled island
1100 hours: met ferry
1130 hours: special attention to Welch St. parking lot
1230 hours: met ferry
1300 hours: patrolled island
1430 hours: met ferry
1645 hours: met ferry
1700 hours: patrolled island
1930 hours: met ferry
2000 hours: patrolled island
2015 hours: special attention to Welch St. parking lot
2030 hours: met ferry
2110 hours: patrolled island
2130 hours: met ferry

-Working smoke alarms reduce the chances of dying in a fire by nearly 50 percent. They are a critical first step for staying safe but in order to be effective, they have to be working properly. For the best protection, install smoke alarms on every level of your home and in every sleeping area. 
02/1/2016   Ofc. Robert Lauterbach
 
0700 - arrived on island.
0800 - met ferry and patrolled island.
0945 - met ferry.
1000 - spoke with a resident regarding his motor vehicle. Had concerns on how to get it over to the repair shop in town.
1045 - report of a syringe on the beach by the ferry landing.  FD and myself attempted to locate and dispose of it, but was unable to find. 
1230 - patrolled island.
1330 - on-line department training.
1530 - met ferry.
1645 - met ferry and patrolled island.
1750 - met ferry.
2030 - met ferry.
2130 - checked DPW property.


*** Please remember that all vehicles must be insured.

Monday, February 1, 2016

01/30/2016   Ofc. Robert Lauterbach
 
0700 - arrived on island.
0730 - patrolled island.
0800 - met ferry.
1000 - patrolled island.
1100 - met ferry.
1230 - met ferry and patrolled island.
1430 - met ferry.
1530 - met ferry.
1545 - responded to 32 Evergreen Landing for a past criminal trespass/criminal mischief call.  Report taken.
1845 - patrolled island.
1930 - met ferry.
2015 - checked DPW property.
2130 - met ferry.
2230 - checked Legion.
2245 - special attention to 32 Evergreen Landing.  All quiet.


*** Do not hide spare keys outside your home; instead, give a spare key to a trusted neighbor.

Friday, January 29, 2016

01/29/16   Ofc. Connolly  (Day shift)

PORTLAND POLICE DEPARTMENT
PEAKS ISLAND
DAILY LOG

 Date: January 29, 2016         Officer Connolly
                                                                                                                                                               
0700 hours:  Shift change.  Reported for duty.
0730 hours:  patrolled island
0745 hours: vehicle maintenance and inspection
0800 hours: met ferry
0850 hours: patrolled island
0910 hours: special attention to Welch St Lot. 
0945 hours: met ferry
1230 hours: met ferry
1250 hours: patrolled island

1430 hours: met ferry, end of shift.


01/28/16   Ofc. Richardson

0700 shift change with Officer Connolly
0800 met ferry
0830 patrolled island with PFD
Checked TEIA
0930 met ferry
1045 met ferry
1215 met ferry
1415 met ferry
Check well being on central ave
1515 met ferry
1630 met ferry
1700 met ferry
1800 met ferry
1915 met ferry
Checked DPW
2015 met ferry
2115 met ferry
2220 checked American Legion

A generator if used should be well away from your house and be grounded..

“just ask your local electrician”

Thursday, January 28, 2016

01/27/16   Ofc. Connolly

PORTLAND POLICE DEPARTMENT
PEAKS ISLAND
DAILY LOG

 Date: January 27, 2016         Officer Connolly
                                                                                                                                                               
0700 hours:  Shift change.  Reported for duty with FF Lt. Wallace
0730 hours:  patrolled island
0745 hours: vehicle maintenance and inspection
0800 hours: met ferry
0845 hours: patrolled island
0900 hours: special to Welch St Lot. 
0945 hours: met ferry
1010 hours: 911 hang-up on Woods Rd.  Accidental.
1230 hours: met ferry
1240 hours: patrolled island
1430 hours: met ferry
1500 hours: patrolled island
1530 hours: met ferry
1645 hours: met ferry
1700 hours: patrolled island
1830 hours: attended Peaks Island Council Meeting
2000 hours: patrolled island
2130 hours: met ferry
2200 hours patrolled island

  • After a winter snow storm, do not sit in your running car unless you've cleared the tailpipe of snow. If carbon monoxide can't escape into the open air, it could escape into your car and kill you.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

01/26/16   Ofc. Richardson

0700 shift change with Officer Connolly

0800 met ferry

0830 patrolled island with PFD

Checked TEIA

0930 met ferry

1045 met ferry

1215 met ferry

1415 met ferry

1515 met ferry

1630 met ferry

1730 met ferry

1830 checked broken down vehicle on Seashore.  Spoke with owner and agreed the vehicle must wait for daylight to me moved.

1915 met ferry

Checked DPW

2015 met ferry

2115 met ferry

2230 checked American legion

0545 met ferry

 

All parents should be aware of the levels of any aerosol cans in their home,  if you can’t explain how these cans are being used; and their intended purpose, they should be disposed of.  KIDS CAN FIND UNINTENDED USES.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

01/25/16   Ofc. Connolly

PORTLAND POLICE DEPARTMENT

PEAKS ISLAND

DAILY LOG

 

 Date: January 25, 2016         Officer Connolly

                                                                                                                                                               

0700 hours:  Shift change.  Reported for duty with FF Lt. Wallace

0730 hours:  patrolled island

0745 hours: vehicle maintenance and inspection

0800 hours: met ferry

0830 hours: patrolled island

0945 hours: met ferry

1000 hours: patrolled island

1015 hours: special attention to Welch St lot

1115 hours: patrolled island

1230 hours: met ferry

1245 hours: patrolled island

1430 hours: met ferry

1500 hours: patrolled island

1530 hours: met ferry

1645 hours: met ferry

1650 hours: handled civil issue at station

1700 hours: patrolled island

1930 hours: met ferry

2000 hours: patrolled island

2130 hours: met ferry

2200 hours patrolled island

Stay inside. Cats and dogs should be kept inside during cold weather. It’s a common belief that dogs and cats are resistant than people to cold weather because of their fur, but it’s untrue. Like people, cats and dogs are susceptible to frostbite and hypothermia and should be kept inside. Longer-haired and thick-coated dog breeds, such as huskies and other dogs bred for colder climates, are more tolerant of cold weather; but no pet should be left outside for long periods of time in below-freezing weather.

Monday, January 25, 2016

01/24/2016   Ofc. Robert Lauterbach
 
0700 - arrived on island.

0800 - met ferry.

0820 - patrolled island.

0945 - met ferry.

1100 - responded to 155 Island Ave. for a person locked out of their vehicle.  Recommendation made to contact AAA.

1230 - follow -up at 141 New Island Ave. past missing person report.  Spoke with parties involved.

1430 - met ferry.

1530 - met ferry and patrolled island.

1750 - met ferry and patrolled island.

1930 - met ferry.

2045 - checked DPW property.

*** Quick reminder to please pay attention to the 72 hour parking limit in the Welch St. lot. 

01/23/16   Ofc. Rose


PORTLAND POLICE DEPARTMENT

PEAKS ISLAND

DAILY LOG

 

 

Date _­­01/23/2016        Shift _1 __    Officer _ ROSE             _______        

                                                                                                                           

 

 

Daily Tasks/Public Relations/Maintenance/Miscellaneous

 

0700 Reported for duty with FF Lt Bragdon

0730 House chores and vehicle inspections fixed the shore power to the emergency vehicles.

Finalized plans for 11 unwanted vehicles to be removed from the island on February 8

Missing juvenile report, located safe returned home

Keep the piece, domestic violence related call

Medical call on Island Ave transported to MMC ER

Patrolled the island and met ferries throughout the day as duties permitted.

 

 

Safety Tip

Please remember not to put wood or coal ashes (HOT OR COLD) in a combustible containers. Even cold ashes can heat back up after being exposed to fresh air. This has caused the loss of at least one house on the island and several smaller fires.  
01/22/2016   Ofc. Robert Lauterbach

 

0700 - arrived on island.

0720 - patrolled island and met 0800 ferry.

0845 - assisted FD with presentation at Peaks Island Elementary School about fire safety.

0945 - met ferry.

1100 - met ferry and patrolled island.

1230 - met ferry.

1420 - made contact with both parties of a on-going domestic issue in order for the female half to get the rest of her belongings.  Date made a couple of days out. 

1645 - met ferry.

1750 - met ferry and patrolled island.

2100 - checked DPW property .

2300 - patrolled island.

0245 - checked Tolman Rd. for a missing teen.  Negative contact.

*** Please check in on your neighbors during these extreme cold days.  Let us know if you are concerned about any of your neighbors.

Friday, January 22, 2016

01/21/16   Ofc. Rose


PORTLAND POLICE DEPARTMENT

PEAKS ISLAND

DAILY LOG

 

 

Date _­­01/21/2016        Shift _1 __    Officer _ ROSE             _______        

                                                                                                                           

 

 

Daily Tasks/Public Relations/Maintenance/Miscellaneous

 

0700 Reported for duty with FF Lt Wallace

0730 House chores and vehicle inspections fixed the shore power to the emergency vehicles.

Finalized plans for 11 unwanted vehicles to be removed from the island on February 8

Citizens reported a dumpster fire at DPW, we quickly extinguished the fire. Not suspicious.

Met with school personnel regarding the toy firearm incident.  

Patrolled the island and met ferries throughout the day as duties permitted.

 

 

Safety Tip

Please remember not to put wood or coal ashes (HOT OR COLD) in a combustible containers. Even cold ashes can heat back up after being exposed to fresh air. This has caused the loss of at least one house on the island and several smaller fires.  

Thursday, January 21, 2016

01/20/16   Ofc. Richardson

0700 shift change with Officer Connolly

0800 met ferry

0830 patrolled island with PFD

Checked TEIA

0900 visited Island Ave resident about snowed in golf cart.  Was advised that the cart was non functional.  Called local contractor for the owner.

1000 met ferry

1100 met ferry

1215 met ferry

Checked on golf cart progress.  Cart had been removed from the street.

1415 met ferry

1630 met ferry

1800 met ferry

1915 met ferry

2015 met ferry

Checked DPW

2115 met ferry

2230 checked American Legion

 

Icicles may look attractive but they can be dangerous, avoid walking and standing underneath them.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

01/19/16   Ofc. Connolly

PORTLAND POLICE DEPARTMENT

PEAKS ISLAND

DAILY LOG

                                                                                                                                                               

0700 hours:  Shift change.  Reported for duty with FF Lt. Wallace

0730 hours:  patrolled island

0745 hours: vehicle maintenance and inspection

0800 hours: met ferry

0815 hours: traffic detail (church/Island Ave.)

0945 hours: met ferry

1015 hours: patrolled island

1030 hours: special attention to Welch St. Lot

1100 hours: met ferry

1120 hours: patrolled island

1230 hours: met ferry

1245 hours: patrolled island

1430 hours: met ferry

1530 hours: met ferry

1645 hours: met ferry

1700 hours: patrolled island

1930 hours: met ferry

2000 hours: patrolled island

2030 hours: met ferry

2130 hours: met ferry

2200 hours patrolled island

-When burning candles, make sure the area around your candle is free of clutter. Also, watch for sporadic airflow around the candle which can cause the flame to shift direction.   Always make sure the candle is at least 12 inches away from other household items that can burn.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

01/18/16   Ofc. Richardson

0700 shift change with Officer Connolly

0800 met ferry

0830patrolled island with PFD

0930 met ferry

Checked TEIA

1045 met ferry

1215 met ferry

1415 met ferry

1515 met ferry

1630 met ferry

1915 met ferry

2015 met ferry

Checked DPW

2115 met ferry

2230 met ferry

Checked American Legion

 

Give yourself extra time this time of year, slips and falls account for a high percentage of emergency room visits

 

Monday, January 18, 2016


01/17/16   Ofc. Connolly

PORTLAND POLICE DEPARTMENT

PEAKS ISLAND

DAILY LOG

 

 Date: January 17, 2016         Officer Connolly

                                                                                                                                                               

0700 hours:  Shift change.  Reported for duty with FF Lt. Wallace

0730 hours: vehicle maintenance and inspection

0900 hours: shoveled fire hydrants

1200 hours: special attention to Welch St. lot

-Patrolled the island and met ferries throughout the day as duties permitted

-A special thank you to those that adopted a fire hydrant and shoveled.  It was a great help. 

Portable Heaters


The number of residential fires always goes up during colder months, peaking between December and February. Portable space heaters substantially contribute to this increase. Before plugging in your space heater, make sure you know how to use it safely:

  • Carefully read the directions for its use.
  • Never place a space heater where a child or pet could accidentally knock it over.
  • Never place a space heater too close to a bed, especially a child's bed.
  • Keep newspapers, magazines, and fabrics from curtains, clothes, or bedding away from space heaters, radiators, and fireplaces.
  • Heaters should be at least 3 feet from anything flammable.
01/16/16   Ofc. Robert Lauterbach

 

0700 - arrived on island.

0800 - met ferry.

0850 - patrolled island and met 0945 ferry.

1100 - met ferry.

1300 - patrolled island.

1430 - met ferry.

1530 - met ferry.

1750 - met ferry.

2015 - patrolled island and met 2030 ferry.

2200 - checked DPW property.

*** Please use caution when shoveling.  Dress warm and take plenty of breaks.  Drink lots of water.
01/15/16   Ofc. Rose


PORTLAND POLICE DEPARTMENT

PEAKS ISLAND

DAILY LOG

 

 

Date _­­01/15/2016        Shift _1 __    Officer _ ROSE             _______        

                                                                                                                           

 

 

Daily Tasks/Public Relations/Maintenance/Miscellaneous

 

0700 Reported for duty with FF Lt Wallace

0730 House chores and vehicle inspections

Contacted or left messages with 8 residents interested it the vehicle removal program

Responded to the School for a teenager outside with a wood gun and binoculars. He was located and dealt with. Charges may follow.

Assisted a citizen with a lockout

Patrolled the island and met ferries throughout the day as duties permitted.

 

 

Safety Tip

The cold weather is here and with that comes the use of wood stoves. Please have your chimney and stove pipes inspected and cleaned yearly. Also remember that green or not quite seasoned wood will cause excess creosote to build up and possibly cause a fire.

 

Familiarize yourself with the proper way to close down your stove and call 911.

In addition to this there are products that will help extinguish such as Chemfex.

See the following video for more information. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z330q_YMcqA

Friday, January 15, 2016

01/14/2016   Ofc. Robert Lauterbach

 

0700 - arrived on island.

0800 - patrolled island.

0945 - met ferry.

1020 - patrolled island and met 1100 ferry.  Swapped out cruisers.

1300 - patrolled island.

1430 - met ferry.

1645 - met ferry and patrolled island.

1750 - met ferry.

1900 - patrolled island and met 1930 ferry.

1945 - responded to 121 Pleasant Ave for a well being check.  No contact with residence.

2100 - patrolled island.

2230 - checked DPW building.

*** Please remember to never leave valuables in plain sight in your vehicle.

01/13/16   Ofc. Rose


PORTLAND POLICE DEPARTMENT

PEAKS ISLAND

DAILY LOG

 

 

Date _­­01/13/2016        Shift _1 __    Officer _ ROSE             _______        

                                                                                                                           

 

 

Daily Tasks/Public Relations/Maintenance/Miscellaneous

 

0700 Reported for duty with Fighter Lt Wallace

0730 House chores and vehicle inspections

Shoveled fire Hydrants

Assisted the domestic violence advocate

Follow up with a victim of domestic violence

Server PFA paperwork on a domestic violence suspect

Two check the wellbeing calls

Mediation of neighbor dispute.
 

Safety Tip

The cold weather is here and with that comes the use of wood stoves. Please have your chimney and stove pipes inspected and cleaned yearly. Also remember that green or not quite seasoned wood will cause excess creosote to build up and possibly cause a fire.

 

Familiarize yourself with the proper way to close down your stove and call 911.

In addition to this there are products that will help extinguish such as Chemfex.

See the following video for more information. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z330q_YMcqA
01/12/16   Ofc.Richardson

0700 shift change with Officer Connolly

0800 met ferry

0830 patrolled island with PFD

0930 met ferry

checked TEIA

1045 met ferry

1215 met ferry

1415 met ferry

1515 met ferry

checked public lot

1630 met ferry

1735 met ferry

1915 met ferry

checked DPW

2015 met ferry

2115 met ferry

checked American Legion

2230 met ferry

ticketed cars parked in violation of parking ban

 

Don't try to take a rear wheel drive vehicle down Welch St during a snowstorm,

it's a really bad idea!!!

 

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

01/11/16   Ofc. Connolly

PORTLAND POLICE DEPARTMENT

PEAKS ISLAND

DAILY LOG

 

 Date: January 11 2016         Officer Connolly

                                                                                                                                                               

0700 hours:  Shift change.  Reported for duty with FF Lt. Wallace

0730 hours: vehicle maintenance and inspection

0745 hours: patrolled island

0945 hours: met ferry

1030 hours: patrolled island

1100 hours: met ferry

1120 hours: special attention to Welch St. parking lot

1230 hours: met ferry

1300 hours: patrolled island

1430 hours: met ferry

1530 hours: met ferry

1645 hours: met ferry

1650 hours: call on Central Ave.  Assist Fire Dept. with a landlord/tenant dispute. 

1700 hours: patrolled island

1750 hours: met ferry

1930 hours: met ferry

2000 hours: patrolled island

2030 hours: met ferry

2110 hours: patrolled island

2130 hours: met ferry

IRS-Impersonation Telephone Scam

An aggressive and sophisticated phone scam targeting taxpayers, including recent immigrants, has been making the rounds throughout the country. Callers claim to be employees of the IRS, but are not. These con artists can sound convincing when they call. They use fake names and bogus IRS identification badge numbers. They may know a lot about their targets, and they usually alter the caller ID to make it look like the IRS is calling. 

Victims are told they owe money to the IRS and it must be paid promptly through a pre-loaded debit card or wire transfer. If the victim refuses to cooperate, they are then threatened with arrest, deportation or suspension of a business or driver’s license. In many cases, the caller becomes hostile and insulting.

Or, victims may be told they have a refund due to try to trick them into sharing private information. 

If the phone isn't answered, the scammers often leave an “urgent” callback request.

Note that the IRS will never: 1) call to demand immediate payment, nor will the agency call about taxes owed without first having mailed you a bill; 2) demand that you pay taxes without giving you the opportunity to question or appeal the amount they say you owe; 3) require you to use a specific payment method for your taxes, such as a prepaid debit card; 4) ask for credit or debit card numbers over the phone; or 5) threaten to bring in local police or other law-enforcement groups to have you arrested for not paying.